Wild in the Streets (Circle Jerks album)

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Wild in the Streets
Circle Jerks - Wild in the Streets.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 4, 1982 (1982-03-04)
RecordedDecember 1981 at A&M Studios in Hollywood
GenreHardcore punk
Length25:37
LabelFaulty Products
Frontier
ProducerDavid Anderle, Gary Hirstius
Circle Jerks chronology
Group Sex
(1980)
Wild in the Streets
(1982)
Golden Shower of Hits
(1983)

Wild in the Streets is the second studio album by American hardcore punk band Circle Jerks. It was released on March 4, 1982 by Faulty Products, a sub-label of I.R.S. Records. In 1988, the album was remixed and reissued on Frontier Records, both on its own in cassette and vinyl formats, and paired with the band's debut as Group Sex/Wild in the Streets on CD.

Background[edit]

The album featured three cover songs, including the title track, originally by Garland Jeffreys; "Just Like Me", originally performed by Paul Revere & the Raiders; and "Put a Little Love in Your Heart", originally performed by Jackie DeShannon.

The album cover, a photo by punk photographer Ed Colver, featured an image of the band members and others (including Mike Ness of Social Distortion) running in the streets.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]

Wild in the Streets received a mixed review from Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic, who gave the album 3 out of 5 stars, claiming that it does not have "the wild, appealingly offensive mixture of crude lyrics and frenetic riffs that made the Circle Jerks' debut, Group Sex". However, Erlewine added that "there are enough tracks that nearly make the mark -- including a tongue-in-cheek cover of 'Put a Little Love in Your Heart' and the title track, which is a version of the theme song to the '60s teen exploitation flick of the same name -- to make it worthwhile for Orange County punk fanatics".[1]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Wild in the Streets"Garland Jeffreys2:34
2."Leave Me Alone"Keith Morris, Roger Rogerson1:19
3."Stars and Stripes"Circle Jerks1:39
4."86'd (Good as Gone)"Circle Jerks1:54
5."Meet the Press"Lucky Lehrer, Rogerson1:19
6."Trapped"Morris, Greg Hetson1:40
7."Murder the Disturbed"Circle Jerks2:01
8."Letterbomb"Morris, Hetson1:11
9."Question Authority"Rogerson2:00
10."Defamation Innuendo"Morris, Lehrer, Rogerson2:21
11."Moral Majority"Morris, Hetson0:55
12."Forced Labor"Rogerson1:17
13."Political Stu"Lehrer, Hetson1:34
14."Just Like Me"Rick Dey, Rich Brown1:46
15."Put a Little Love in Your Heart"Jackie DeShannon, Randy Myers, Jimmy Holiday2:12
Total length:25:37

Personnel[edit]

Production

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